FIFA official Canover Watson arrested on corruption, money-laundering charges

FIFA official arrested in Cayman Islands
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Canover Watson, a member of FIFA's audit and compliance committee, is arrested in the Cayman Islands on suspicion of corruption and money-laundering.

A member of FIFA's financial watchdog has been arrested in the Cayman Islands on suspicion of corruption and money-laundering.

Canover Watson, part of FIFA's audit and compliance committee, has denied the allegations.

According to Sky Sports News, the 43-year-old made a statement to local media which read: "I make this brief statement following my arrest in relation to suspected offences contrary to the Anti-Corruption Law.

"The allegations are denied. In due course, at the proper time and in the appropriate forum, I look forward to setting out my position in greater detail.

"I have been advised by my attorneys that it would be inappropriate for me to make further comment."

Watson is also vice president of the Caribbean Football Union.

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